Chick-fil-A & stranded passengers…

En Garde in the bunker…

Chick-fil-A feeds stranded passengers. Politically-motivated hate campaigns against Christianity and their disciples won’t end their charity toward mankind in general, especially those stricken by calamity. That is what ‘charity’ is all about and it comes almost exclusively from the conservative side of the ledger; in other words, always there helping when someone, anyone, no matter who, is in need of help.

Which all came to the fore during the massive power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this past Sunday. The left, true to form, would expect that the government would step in and handle this, and after putting together some committees and study groups to talk about the situation, would’ve sent them all off to come back with a plan of action. After all, Hartsfield is the busiest airport in America, maybe even the world. Perhaps then, in a couple of weeks they would have come up with a solution to help by having government send money. Voila!

Mr. and Mrs. S. Truett Cathy on opening new Chick-fil-A in Flower Mound, Texas September 2014

A private corporation on the other hand, can act in a moment with the say-so of any one of several individuals, and in this case, someone did – Chick-fil-A. Even responding on a Sunday, the one day that the restaurant chain is closed in respect of their Christian faith (à la Hobby-Lobby).

Can someone say ‘America how it used to be?’ There was a time in this nation when this would have been the norm, a business pitching in to help. Until the liberal progressives got control of everything and basically ruined it all. And just where were those loving lefties when people needed some help? Oh yeah, waiting for the government to show up (can’t spend their own money)!

Monica Showalter in American Thinker and “Branded ‘hate chicken’ by the left, Chick-fil-A feeds stranded travelers”…

Well, well, well – what have we here?  As thousands of Atlanta’s airport passengers found themselves stranded due to a power outage in what was for many an unfamiliar airport, who should come out to feed them for free, making their hellish travel ordeal a bit less hellish?

Sure enough, it was Chick-fil-A, the delicious chicken fast food chain that was otherwise branded “hate chicken” by rabid leftists during a 2012 flap over marriage and the company owners’ unwillingness to support opening up the institution to same-sex couples.

Late Sunday night, while Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport worked to restore power during a massive outage that crippled air travel at the nation’s busiest airport, officials handed out Chick-fil-A and waters to stranded passengers.

“Lights on and delivering food and water to our passengers,” the airport said on Twitter, thanking Chick-fil-A Chairman and CEO Dan Cathy for opening on a Sunday.

Showalter goes on: Seems the restaurant chain, whose outlets are ordinarily closed on Sunday due to the Baptist owner’s wish to honor the Lord’s Day, went ahead and opened up in order to feed the hungry multitudes.  As per Judeo-Christian practice describe in the Bible, actually.  Jesus said that if your ox falls into a well on the Sabbath, you get the beast out, regardless of the day of week.  (Someone had been criticizing him for performing miracles on the Sabbath.)  For Chick-fil-A, the airport emergency at Atlanta fits right into that category. Some “hate chicken.”

It goes to show that the company, influenced by its owner’s biblical values, brings good stuff, not hate, to the needy.

Chick-fil-a owner Dan Cathy says as much:

“We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but we thank the Lord we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles,” he said in an interview with the Baptist Press.

Chick-fil-A has done this kind of charitable giveaway in the past too – I recall for hurricane refugees. This isn’t the first time. The company’s chicken is delicious, its service is top-notch, its restaurants are wonderfully clean, and small wonder the joint surpasses all other fast food establishments in profitability per store due to its popular business model, even as it is open only six days a week. Yet the left has been quick to demonize it, boycott it, zone it out of business, and subject it to selective enforcement for code violations.

Now the airline travelers experiencing Atlanta for the first time will recall not just the airport stranding alone, but the kindness shown by Chick-fil-A, the restaurant chain that lives by its values and cares about others, asking nothing in return.

Values that are so abhorred by the left. Sad. Very sad.


H/T Chick-fil-A Feeds Atlanta’s Stranded Passengers